Upcoming Green Bay Meeting – 9/8/15

Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion

The upcoming monthly meeting of the Professionals Network of Wisconsin in Green Bay will feature a panel discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The agenda follows as well as the biographies of the panelists. Please note: due to higher than normal attendance, this meeting will likely be moved to the larger education room at Johnson Bank, rather than the conference room.


General Informational Background

  • John Illgen of The Insurance Center
    • Changes, what’s coming
    • Transitional relief
    • Open enrollment
    • Renewals – What to Think About
  • Tom Madden of IPlan RX
    • Exchanges, Private vs Public, What to Think About
    • Penalties
  • Diane Biersteker of HR Consulting Partners –
    • What you are seeing from your client’s vantage point?

ACA options – It’s here, now what?

    • New opportunities and ideas for employers
    • Group size matters
    • How to prepare employees for what’s coming

New Company vs. Existing Company Considerations

Questions you can ask your clients to be a better advisor


John IllgenJohn Illgen, Insurance Agent and Employee Benefits Consultant with The Insurance Center 

With The Insurance Center since 2013, John Illgen has worked with small to mid size companies from 10 – 100 employees and helps them to design and enhance their employee benefit plans centered around a health insurance plan within their budget.

His previous experience includes eight years in the US Army Service as a commissioned Field Artillery Officer. He was also a small business owner for six years and worked for seventeen years in both sales and sales management in the organic recycling and renewable energy industry.

Education: BA Economics from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Tom MaddenTom Madden, Partner with iPlanRx

Tom Madden has a diverse and strong foundation in sales, sales management, and market innovation within the insurance industry. His insurance career started with American Medical Security where he spent over 10 years learning the industry from the carrier perspective focused on individuals, small business, and self-funded plans for companies that had less than 200 employees.

Upon the sale of AMS at the end of 2005, Tom entered the insurance agency field working with large publicly traded and family owned employee benefit agencies. In both these agency segments his focus was on working with businesses of less than 200 employees to better manage the issue of high quality benefits and affordability.

iPlanRx, Tom’s current company, was founded along with John Lochner and Tom Zielinski, industry veterans that believe there is a better way for employers to support employee’s in their needs for quality benefits. iPlanRx was founded with the mission of empowering individuals to make better health and wealth purchasing decisions.   iPlanRx is a market innovator in the private health exchange space and provides the vision, activity, and leadership to its client partners who believe that the path to better benefits puts the employee or individual first.

Education: BA from Washington and Lee University, MBA from Marquette University


DianeDiane Biersteker, Owner/President of Human Resources Consulting

With her over 35 years of experience as a Chief Officer in a growing company along with her experience starting two Human Resource departments, Diane Biersteker provides HR Consulting clients with a strong business mind first.

Diane previously served as Chief Administrative Officer for a top printing, packaging and promotional manufacturer, originally joining the company as a consultant, and creating its first Human Resources Department. She grew Human Resources to a team of 15+ HR professionals across the United States and Mexico to include 18 plants and 1900 employees. Working with the Executive team, a contemporary Human Resource organization was formed, serving as a true “strategic partner” with the Operations team of the corporation. She also held acquisition responsibility for due diligence through transition to full integration into the corporation for over 15 successful acquisitions.

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